Course Topics

EDUC 221 The Diverse and Exceptional Learner
This course introduces students to learner differences as they are related to culture, ethnicity, language, disability, gender, and socioeconomic status. Students will explore how these factors influence individual educational performance, experience, and development in the institution of the school. With a major emphasis on human intergroup relations in a pluralistic society, the course will also introduce students to significant legislation, models of service delivery, and instructional modifications.

EDUC 325 Elementary Mathematics Methods
This course is an introduction to the pedagogy and curriculum of a NCTM standards-based mathematics program in the elementary/middle school. Using the content strands of statistics/probability, data analysis and number operations, the course includes planning, teaching, assessment, diagnosis and evaluation of student learning in mathematics.

EDUC 328 Elementary Social Studies Methods
This course is an introduction to curriculum and pedagogy for social studies instruction based on the National Council of Social Studies Standards. Ten thematic strands frame the instructional planning for elementary and middle level curriculum. Students develop competencies in specific social studies related skills and become aware of current directions in elementary social studies including instructional technology. This course is designed to assist pre-service teachers in developing appropriate tools for teaching social studies using an interdisciplinary approach.

EDUC 321 Clinical Experience II: Literacy in Elementary/Middle School
As a part of the elementary/middle school education sequence the student observes and teaches small and large groups of students in a classroom in the area of literacy. During the clinical experience the student develops and teaches a unit that documents the planning, teaching, assessment and reflection of literacy protocols.

EDUC 322 Clinical Experience II: Mathematics in Elementary/Middle School
As a part of the elementary education methods sequence the student observes and teaches small and large groups of students in an elementary/middle school classroom. During the clinical experience, the student develops and teaches a unit that documents planning, teaching, assessment and reflection protocols in the area of mathematics.